Arrests have been made in connection to the killing of six-year-old Aiden Leos who was struck by gunfire on the 55 Freeway according to the California Highway Patrol.
CHP confirmed the arrest of two suspects believe to be responsible for the shooting death of Aiden.
Eriz Marcus Anthony, 24, and Lee Wynne, 23, were arrested on Sunday at their home in Costa Mesa and are expected to be charged with murder.
“On behalf of Border Division Chief Omar Watson, and the Santa Ana Area, we are deeply grateful for the professionalism and tireless commitment of our investigators who have worked on this case from day one to find those responsible for Aiden’s death,” said CHP Commissioner Amanda Rey. “While these arrests will not ease the pain of a mother’s loss, my hope is for the Leos family to have some peace of mind and to rest assured the CHP will work with the Orange County District Attorney to bring justice for Aiden.”
The steadily growing reward in the shooting of Aiden Leos, who was struck by gunfire from another car May 21 on the 55 Freeway in Orange, started with an offer of $50,000 and increased in the week following the shooting. The money includes funds from the family, businesses and Orange County officials.
Aiden was riding with his mother when he was struck by a bullet in his abdomen. He was on his way to kindergarten.
The shooting stemmed from a road rage confrontation, investigators said.
The California Highway Patrol released a photo of a white Volkswagen Golf Sportwagon, possibly a 2018 or 2019 model, sought in connection with the shooting.
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Source: NBC Los Angeles